WMA public statements

The WMA follows carefully the activities of the World Health Organization, including its governing meetings which take place in January and May each year. Having an official observer status with the WHO, the WMA can submit policy statements to its Executive Board and World Health Assembly.

World Health Assembly

  • Item 12.1: WHO response in large scale emergencies
  • Item 12.2: Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Item 13.1: Human resources for health and the implementation of the outcomes of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
  • Item 13.3: Addressing the global shortage of, and access to, medicines and vaccines
  • Item 13.7: Promoting the health of refugees and migrants (Statement on behalf of the World Health Professions Alliance – WHPA)
  • Item 14.1: Global vaccine action plan
  • Item 15.1: Preparation for the third High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, to be held in 2018
  • Item 15.5: Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity
  • Item 16.1: Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Item 16.3: Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030): adolescents’ health

WHO Executive Board

Other statements